(Eastern Bergen County, New Jersey; November 27, 2023) -- The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County's 2023-2024 Annual Campaign is underway. The campaign raises funds to provide grants to nonprofit agencies responding to rising need for critical services that are outpacing available resources.
As the season for giving thanks begins, The Community Chest asks its neighbors to give locally. For 90 years, The Community Chest has identified needs, led initiatives and supported nonprofits to make local communities stronger and benefit people in the area. The Chest's critical funding supports operations and directs services for agencies' clients for mental health, food insecurity and healthy eating, home care such as health care staffing and services, educational enhancement/college and career preparation, and racial justice education.
When people give locally to The Chest, they also support several community-wide projects the organization operates in eastern Bergen County. These projects include the newly launched Connections Initiative to address loneliness, the Partnership for Healthy Eating, the Young Women's Leadership Program, and the Professional Development Series.
The Community Chest was founded during the Great Depression to help neighbors in need by providing grants to agencies that serve those facing the greatest hardships in our community. “To develop and implement our initiatives and grant awards program, we encourage the public to consider their neighbors in need in the area and give locally. The public's support is critical to our ability to respond to increasing critical needs, which exceed our capacity. Donations made to our annual campaign provide the largest source of our grants to local nonprofits. Working together, we can meet these needs and strengthen our community," said Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director, The Community Chest.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Each year, The Chest raises funds and allocates them in competitive grants to nonprofit agencies demonstrating the capacity to provide services to local citizens. Coordinating and planning services are also provided in its communities, serving as a bridge between agencies and organizations and investing in the stability and quality of the service network. The organization's Board of Managers implements a thorough process of screening, research, and monitoring to assure the funds raised are directed to worthy programs and the areas of greatest need.
The public can help meet the increased need for services. Contributions of any size may be made by check to The Community Chest, located at 122 South Van Brunt Street, 2nd Floor, Englewood, NJ 07631. Donations may be made online on the organization's web site at www.thecommunitychestebc.org/. Donations are tax-deductible, as permitted by law. For information, call 201-568-7474 or contact email@example.com.
About The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County
Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 90 years. The Chest leads initiatives and supports nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County. Each year, The Chest raises funds and allocates them to agencies demonstrating the capacity to provide services to local citizens. The organization also provides coordinating and planning services in its communities, serving as a bridge between agencies and organizations and investing in the stability and quality of the service network.
The Community Chest's Board of Managers is comprised of community leaders dedicated to improving the lives of neighbors in need. People interested in being considered for board membership may contact executive director Shelly Wimpfheimer at (201) 568-7474.
Photo Caption: The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County presents 2023 Young Women’s Leadership Awards.
Photo Credit: Jordan Yanowitz